Memorable Years on the Farm

We're happy to turn the STUDENT SPOTLIGHTonDyan Ventersfor her story"Memorable Years on the Farm"as part of the Winter 2021 Life Story Class   Wow!  How did...

Traditions Matter: It's Not Christmas Until Max's Coffee Cake is Ready

  We're happy to turn the STUDENT SPOTLIGHTon Don Ebbertsfor his story, "Traditions Matter: It's Not Christmas Until Max's Coffee Cake is Ready"as part of the Your...

5 Ways to Summon Your Memories to Write Your Life Story

Writing your life story is important to you, but it is often still a challenge to know where and how to get started. That's why during November, Family Stories Month, I...

Once Upon a Time You Died Before We Really Knew You

 [Photo by Vidar Nordli-Mathisen on Unsplash] When we think of stories, we often flash back to the ones we read as children that began “Once upon a...

Use Your Secret Power to Get Through the Pandemic and Other Gifts o...

“You have power over your mind — not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.”– Marcus Aurelius   At the beginning of 2020, I...

100+ Ways to Find Relief, Comfort, and Meaning During the Pandemic

Did you thoughtfully list your 2020 New Year’s resolutions and set big goals at the end of 2019? If you’re someone who plans ahead, you paid your final deposit...

Call Her Madam, The First Self-Made Woman Millionaire

    Madam C.J. Walker, born Sarah Breedlove in poverty-stricken Louisiana in 1867, went from picking cotton to become the first self-made American woman...

Your Life Story Can Take Many Shapes and Sizes

On the surface it seems writing your life story should be easy. After all, you’re the main character and all the experiences that make up your story are filed in your...

The Stories We Share Can Last for Generations to Come

One day when my oldest daughter was a toddler, she was reflecting on how much she loved her dad. “When I grow up, I’m going to marry Daddy.” “But...
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